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Category Text Publication
Reference Category Book chapters
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00019-7
Title (Primary) Remote sensing of soil moisture
Title (Secondary) Encyclopedia of soils in the environment, Volume 4 (2nd edition)
Author Gruber, A.; Peng, J. ORCID logo
Publisher Goss, M.J.; Oliver, M.A.
Year 2023
Department RS
Page From 618
Page To 630
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords ASCAT; Change detection; Climate change initiative; Radar; Radiative transfer; Radiometer; Remote sensing; Sentinel-1; SMAP; SMOS; Soil dielectric model; Soil moisture; Synthetic aperture radar
Abstract Soil moisture is an essential climate variable and knowledge about its state and dynamics is vital for numerous applications, from agricultural drought monitoring to studying land–atmosphere interactions. Remote sensing instruments mounted on satellites are currently our only way to obtain frequent observations of global soil moisture patterns. This chapter provides: (i) an overview of state-of-the-art remote sensing technology that can be used for space-borne soil moisture monitoring, (ii) an account on physical and empirical retrieval models used to generate remotely sensed soil moisture products, and (iii) an outlook into current and future cutting-edge developments.
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Gruber, A., Peng, J. (2023):
Remote sensing of soil moisture
In: Goss, M.J., Oliver, M.A. (eds.)
Encyclopedia of soils in the environment, Volume 4 (2nd edition)
Elsevier, Amsterdam, p. 618 - 630 10.1016/B978-0-12-822974-3.00019-7